Asthma

Paperback | September 26, 2012

byGraeme Currie, John Baker

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Asthma is a very common chronic disease involving the respiratory system in which the airways occasionally constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more triggers. In children, the most common triggers are viral illnesses, such asthose that cause the common cold and identifiable allergies. This airway narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. While measurement of airway function is possible for adults, most new cases are diagnosed in children who are unable to performsuch tests. Diagnosis in children is based on a careful compilation and analysis of the patient's medical history and subsequent improvement with an inhaled bronchodilator medication.This 2nd edition will provide clinicians with an update on the management of asthma, and will include new sections covering paediatric asthma, new treatment strategies, and updated management guidelines (including new British Thoracic Society [BTS] guidelines).

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Asthma is a very common chronic disease involving the respiratory system in which the airways occasionally constrict, become inflamed, and are lined with excessive amounts of mucus, often in response to one or more triggers. In children, the most common triggers are viral illnesses, such asthose that cause the common cold and identifia...

Dr John F. W. Baker graduated with MBBCh in 2009 from the University of Cardiff. Prior to this he graduated from Oxford University with a BA in English Language and Literature. He completed his 2 year foundation programme in Aberdeen and has recently come back to Wales where he is undertaking his core medical training. Dr Currie gradu...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pagesPublished:September 26, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199638918

ISBN - 13:9780199638918

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Table of Contents

1. Graham S. Devereux: Epidemiology, pathology and pathophysiology2. Graeme P. Currie: Diagnosis3. John F. W. Baker and Graeme P. Currie: Non-pharmocological management4. Graeme P. Currie: Pharmacological management5. Graeme P. Currie: Inhalers6. John F. W. Baker and Graeme P. Currie: Acute exacerbations7. Graeme P. Currie and Ed Patterson: Occupational asthma8. Pratheega Mahendra, John F. W. Baker and Graeme P. Currie: Asthma in special circumstances9. Steve Turner: Paediatric asthma: epidemiology and aetiology10. Steve Turner: Paediatric asthma: diagnosis11. Steve Turner: Paediatric asthma: acute management12. Steve Turner: Paediatric asthma: chronic management13. Cathy M. Jackson: Primary care14. Claire Butler and Liam Healey: Difficult asthma